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Pvt Patrick Edward O'Connor

Pvt Patrick Edward O'Connor

Birth
County Longford, Ireland
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 24)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Mass Grave on Last Stand Hill
Memorial ID 12831746 · View Source
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Private, Company E, 7th US Cavalry Regiment. He was killed, along with General George A. Custer and most of his unit, during the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

He enlisted on September 18, 1873, at the age of 21, in New York City, giving his previous occupation as Shoemaker. He had blue eyes, light hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 5 1/2 inches tall. During the battle, his company was assigned to the Custer column and his unit was wiped out on Last Stand Hill. After the battle, the bodies were buried where they fell, and a year later, were dug up and reburied in a mass grave at the top of Last Stand Hill. His mother, Mary, received a pension of $12 per month.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 31 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12831746
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Patrick Edward O'Connor (Jul 1851–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12831746, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .